We at Herbal Cacao hold a profound reverence and wholeheartedly embrace Cacao, acknowledging its sacred and divine essence as a plant medicine, that was honoured and cherished by the indigenous Maya people both in ancient times and the present day.

We recognise that our work would not be possible without the traditions and knowledge passed down for thousands of years by the indigenous people who founded them.

The Maya elders envisioned a future where Cacao would once again fulfill its sacred role as a heart-opening drink, starting a new era of global connection. Their ancestral wisdom were suppressed for centuries, but today, they share their teachings with the world

Cacao holds a profound cosmic connection and here at Herbal Cacao, we are filled with gratitude and honour to work with this sacred medicine, upholding the wisdom passed down by the Maya. We proudly stand beside the dedicated smallholder Maya family farmers, deeply rooted in their heritage.

This commitment transcends words; it’s woven into our business’s very fabric. We nurture a symbiotic relationship where everyone involves thrives, creating a positive social and environmental impact. From the cultivation of Cacao beans to the creation of the final cup, we honour the ancient Maya traditions, fostering a sense of community, and enriching the world with the legacy of this sacred plant.

Herbal Cacao is in the process of becoming a fully-fledged 100% social enterprise, leaving a positive imprint at every stage of the supply chain, ensuring it resonates with every sip of our cacao, making it truly exceptional

Supporting indigenous Maya tribes

The ancient Maya already know best that operating with a strong community foundation, is a strong sustainable way to protect their indigenous lifestyle and keep cacao yield high all year round.

To ensure we could do our part to give back straight to the hands it comes from, we are purchasing these special beans from the indigenous Maya families beyond Fair-Trade, thus paying them above market price for these special beans! By doing so, we honour their hard work and allow them to invest directly back into their community, so they can maintain their indigenous way of life. By establishing this type of pricing structure, allows us to pay on average about 2-3 times the fair-trade standard price per kilo. This way the money get’s filtered down back to the source.

Creating a positive social and environmental impact is not just a value; it’s our guiding principle.

Every year we personally visit the Maya familie farmers and donate part of our profits to a community in need of extra financial support to sustain their indigenous lifestyle


We carefully select our ingredients, ensuring that every purchase we make leaves a trail of positivity. Our commitment extends to the entire supply chain, culminating in the involvement of a socially responsible company in the Netherlands that adds the finishing touch to our products.

Our community program goes even further, and we are committed of giving back. Within our Cacao Circles we offer support to healers, coaches, and teachers, all of whom passionately share the love for Herbal Cacao. Co-creating a space where the Herbal Cacao community can unite, share their unique gifts, and empower one another to bring more love and light into the world.

We believe in creating a ripple effect of positive change and we will personally donate profits made from our community Cacao Circle energy exchanges back to the source and actively contribute to educational programs that promote organic and sustainable cacao farm productivity, protection of their lands, traditions & culture and preservation.


We at Herbal Cacao believe in more than just profit. We believe in the power of giving back and strengthening the communities that inspire our journey. That’s why, in addition to creating exceptional products, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Our commitment to fairness goes beyond the standard Fairtrade practices. We understand that we can do better, and we’ve taken concrete steps to ensure that we do. In our pricing structure, we go above and beyond, allowing more then just standard market price to flow back to the source. This means that on average, we pay 125% more than the West African commodity price for the cacao we source.

But it doesn’t stop there. We believe in creating a ripple effect of positive change. When we visit the Maya communities we personally donated part of our profits and actively contribute to educational programs that promote organic and sustainable cacao farm productivity, protection of their lands, traditions & culture and preservation.

These visits allow us to connect with the indigenous Maya family farmers, who consistently support each other and their community-focused initiatives, to sustain the ancient organic cacao farming practices, where everyone involved is working together to provide the world with their high quality fine, flavoured cacao, that is if classified organic and ceremonial grade. In this way we complete the circle of strengthening communities throughout our supply chain

By choosing our products, you are not just indulging in high quality ceremonial cacao; you are also contributing to a chain of positive change that empowers communities, preserves traditions, and fosters sustainability. Together, we can do better than the standard Fairtrade model, and together, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of the Maya communities we cherish.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us.

Mr Toc